Solar energy is pretty amazing, and even more evidence of that comes in the form a new floating solar farm on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in the UK.
The floating solar farm is supported by 61,000 floats and 177 anchors and features 23,046 solar panels, enough to power 1,800 homes. The farm was built in three months and the water helps keep the panels cool. The solar farm is so large that it covers 10 percent of the entire Queen Elizabeth II reservoir, which is 317 acres.
This world record may not last long, however, as Japan is currently working on its own floating solar panel project that could end up being double the size of this one. According to the latest International Energy Agency’s Trends in Photovoltaic Applications report, Japan is the No. 3 country in the world in solar energy. The U.S. came in 5th.
Aztec Solar would like that ranking to be higher, that is why we are supporting the #ReadyFor100 campaign.
Solar energy is one of the most popular clean energy resources. The strength of the solar industry was recently highlighted by the fact that its workforce grew more than 20 percent for the third consecutive year, according to the latest National Solar Jobs Census.
Do you want to be part of the clean energy/solar movement and save on your energy bill at the same time? Contact us for a free site visit and solar need analysis, or simple give us a call with any questions you may have at 916.853.2700.